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UK News Healthy heart could be the key to warding off dementia

06:20  25 january  2021
06:20  25 january  2021 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Keeping your heart healthy could help ward off dementia later in life. Scientists say changes to lifestyle such as regular exercise and healthy eating made earlier in life may help to slow arterial stiffening and could prevent dementia in older age.

Cut dementia risk with a healthy heart and good circulation, experts say. They say people can cut their risk of developing dementia – as well as heart disease and diabetes – by losing weight and keeping their blood pressure and cholesterol levels in check.

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Keeping your heart healthy could help ward off dementia later in life.

Scientists say changes to lifestyle such as regular exercise and healthy eating made earlier in life may help to slow arterial stiffening and could prevent dementia in older age.

The findings, published in the journal PLOS Medicine, showed that measuring arterial stiffness in mid-life was able to predict whether someone would suffer poorer brain health in following years.

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The findings, from Oxford University and University College London, were based on data from a 36-year study into the health of 10,000 Britons.

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New research has found that a healthy heart in your 40s and 50s can lower your risk of dementia . (Getty Images). Doing exercise is important at any The scientists also found that other contributors to a healthy heart , including eating and drinking healthily as well as quitting smoking and cutting salt

By taking regular exercise, having a healthy diet, not smoking and cutting salt intake, those in their forties and fifties boost their chances of avoiding or delaying the onset of the condition decades later.

The findings were based on a 36-year study which has tracked the health of more than 10,000 Britons since 1985.

The body’s largest artery, the aorta, gets stiffer with age, and the British team found that measuring this stiffness in midlife was able to predict whether someone would suffer poorer brain health in following years.

University of Oxford and University College London investigated a subset of 542 older adults who received two measurements of aortic stiffness, first at 64 and then at 68 years old.

These markers included lower brain blood supply, reduced structural connectivity between different brain regions, and worse memory.

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To ward off heart disease, the American Heart Association (AHA) has a helpful list of the most important risk factors that can lower your chances But Samieri and her colleagues evaluated them for how they affected dementia risk. The measures include not smoking, having a BMI under 25, getting

Eating healthily , not smoking and exercising can lower chance of dementia . The key factors were taking regular exercise, not smoking, a healthy bodyweight of physical exercise – aerobic, resistance or balance - as the most effective way to ward off cognitive decline in healthy older people and reduce the risk of ‘A number of studies have suggested that what’s good for the heart is good for the brain

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Follow up cognitive tests and brain magnetic resonance imaging [MRI] were then carried out researchers looking at the size, connections and blood supply of brain regions at age 69.

The researchers found that people who suffered a faster rate of aortic stiffening had poorer blood flow and worse connectivity ‘across several brain regions.’

Dr Sana Suri, Alzheimer’s Society research fellow at the department of psychiatry, University of Oxford, said the study links heart health with brain health.

‘Reduced connectivity between different brain regions is an early marker of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease,’ Suri explained.

‘Preventing these changes by reducing or slowing down the stiffening of our body’s large blood vessels may be one way to maintain brain health and memory.’

Arteries stiffen faster if someone has pre-existing heart diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes and other vascular diseases, researchers say.

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